Timber treatment consists of treating buildings against the affects of woodworm and/or dry rot and wet rot.
Signs of woodworm usually consist of holes in the wooden item, with live infestations showing powder (faeces), known as frass, around the holes. The size of the holes varies, but are typically 1mm to 1.5mm in diameter for the most common household species. Adult beetles which emerged from the wood may also be found in the summer months.
Typically the adult beetles lay eggs on, or just under the surface of, a wooden item. The resulting grubs then feed on the wooden item causing both structural and cosmetic damage, before pupating and hatching as beetles which then breed, lay eggs, and repeat the process causing further damage.
Because dry rot is such a serious problem, it requires a specialist dry rot treatment. Without it, dry rot will live and grow, feeding off and destroying the timbers in your property in order to live with serious consequences to the structural integrity of the property.
Dry Rot affects all types of property, historic or modern. Dampness combined with lack of ventilation provides the ideal conditions for fungal attack. The longer you leave it, the worse the dry rot will become.
Depending on the type of wet rot will depend on the typical tell tale signs of how to identify the problem. However, signs that your property may require wet rot treatment include wet rot fungus being largely black and usually localised. Where there is no obvious mycelium present wet rot can generally be identified and differentiated from dry rot by the differing colour of the decayed timber as well as the size and type of cracking by the timber as the wet rot progresses.
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